Re: One of the biggest nuclear accidents in Australian history is unfolding now....
already posted this elsewhere, but nice catch... following it closely....
that also includes two other tid-bits....
1. the call for a nuke reactor up north same area (even though they are banned)
2. Call for parts of the great barrier reef to be dug up for uranium transport vessels....
time all of that with our water plume estimates? = false flag from fuku arriving now on our best estimates....
i will follow this thread closely.....
one more thing.. i contacted our representatives with nothing more than an answer from sexy sounding secretaries... ie: no comment.....
pulling together an article for mid-week.....
Last Edited by Citizenperth on 12/10/2013 06:52 PM
HAZMAT – Africa – Namibia
EDIS Number: HZ-20131210-41907-NAM
Date / time: 10/12/2013 14:46:58 [UTC]
State/County: Erongo Region
Location: [Rossing Uranium Mine]
Number of Deads: N/A
Number of Injured: N/A
Number of Infected: N/A
Number of Missing: N/A
Number of Affected: N/A
Number of Evacuated: N/A
Damage level: N/A
The toxic slurry leak at a mine site in Kakadu is Rio Tinto's second major radioactive incident in days, after it emerged a site in Namibia had a similar tank failure. The Namib Times website reports processing facilities at the Rossing uranium mine, also operated by Rio Tinto, were halted on December 3 after what the company described as a "catastrophic structural failure on the shell" of a leach tank. The Australian government suspended processing operations by Energy Resources Australia at the Ranger mine in the Northern Territory after a leach tank with a 1.5 million-litre capacity burst and spilled out a radioactive and acidic slurry about 1am (CST) on Saturday. The second failure within days raised extreme concerns from environmentalists, who point out the two facilities are of similar age and construction. "This copycat incident shows there is a serious structural issue here and that the halt on processing at Ranger should not be lifted," the Australian Conservation Foundation's Dave Sweeney told Fairfax. When contacted for comment, Rio Tinto said in a statement the two companies running the operations in the Northern Territory and Namibia were conducting a full investigation into the incidents "to determine the cause and contributing factors" with its full support. "It is important that these investigations run their full course to identify what may have caused or contributed to the incident. "Rio Tinto is a major shareholder in both ERA and Rossing and each asset is independently operated."
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